Growing With Gartner: Empowering Women To Succeed

At Gartner, we believe that as individuals, as communities and as an organization, we are stronger and better by bringing diverse perspectives and experiences together. As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we have asked several associates to share their career tips and professional growth stories, and to reflect on how our culture of inclusivity and empowerment has helped them reach their full potential.

Why Gartner?

“I had decided to start a family, and I wanted to work for a world-class global company and in a fast-paced work environment. But also for a company that values work-life balance. Gartner was the perfect fit.”

Paula Prince, Executive Client Manager

“Gartner is a global organization with lots of growth and travel opportunity. I absolutely loved going through the interview process, as it really displayed to me how much Gartner focuses on its employees.”

Rachel White, Regional VP, South East Asia Sales

“I originally joined Gartner because I was so impressed with the power that Gartner wielded with IT and with CIOs.”

Lisa Redekop, Client CIO Specialist

“Giving and getting value out of every day is important to me, as is being a lifelong learner, sharing and collaborating with colleagues and clients — and I get this and much more in Gartner!”

Melanie Juul Schroder, Sr. Executive Partner

“I was looking for a place where my talents and experience would be valued, and where I could come to work and contribute to the corporate mission with my full and authentic self. Instead of just giving it lip service, my experience during the past nine months is that Gartner makes good on the promise of fostering an inclusive environment.”

Rachel Kramer Lawrence, Sr. Principal, Advisory

“I was looking to work for a market leader that would support my career. Having previously worked in the IT realm, I knew that Gartner’s reputation in the industry is second to none. Therefore, it was an easy decision.”

Ritu Datta, Sales Director

Growing with Gartner

“Not only does Gartner offer fantastic benefits that support working parents, it’s also full of female talent and mentors. My manager and VP are both females. I learn from their career experiences and guidance, and they understand the complex challenges that come with being a full-time working parent.”

Paula Prince, Executive Client Manager

“Moving job and country within the space of one day could seem daunting to most, but each person I’ve encountered in Gartner could not have been more helpful in making me feel part of the team.”

Emma Christie, Consultant, Gartner Consulting

“Earlier in my career I made a choice for life: that I did not want to compromise, either with my career or with my daughters.”

Melanie Juul Schroder, Sr. Executive Partner

“One of the things I love about Gartner is that we dive headfirst into the hard questions facing industry, and we aren’t afraid to turn ‘conventional wisdom’ upside down. Developing such best-practice innovations through our research is only possible because diversity of thought is highly valued here.”

Rachel Kramer Lawrence, Sr. Principal, Advisory

“The opportunity to join Gartner arose and I can truly say that I couldn’t have made a better decision for my career. With the support of the people around me, I worked my way up from an individual contributor to many managing a very talented sales team.”

Ritu Datta, Sales Director

Our Career Advice To You

“When you shut off your laptop, the day is done — be present for your family and your friends — don’t let work leak in. This makes it much easier to be present for Gartner!”
Lisa Redekop, Client CIO Specialist

“As simple as it may seem, walking away for a cup of coffee can be the best solution to gaining clarity on a task which seems impossible. It’s possible to build up, complicate and stress about a problem but taking five minutes to walk away and talk it through with someone can save hours!”

Emma Christie, Consultant, Gartner Consulting

“Throughout my career, I have chosen to leave companies when I was at my best. It has been a deliberate choice for me. I have chosen to step out on ‘thin ice.’ I have learned from the experience both personally and professionally every time.”

Melanie Juul Schroder, Sr. Executive Partner

“Working hard is not enough. You have to work smarter to achieve greatness. If you have a solid work ethic and can figure out the right things to do, you’ll be on the path to success.”

Ritu Datta, Sales Director

Why Is International Women’s Day Important To You?

“If you need help, ask for it, and don’t be afraid to share your vulnerabilities. We are all human, we are perfect just the way we are, and we should focus on being the best possible versions of ourselves, one day at a time.”

Rachel White, Regional VP, South East Asia Sales

“It’s extremely important to raise awareness of the need for a gender-balanced world, reviewing where we are in achieving this goal and highlighting the successes of women. International Women’s Day helps us to do this.”

Emma Christie, Consultant, Gartner Consulting

“International Women’s Day is important to me as a reminder to continue working toward more equitable societies for women everywhere, and also to take the time to reflect and acknowledge the women who have inspired me, sharing my appreciation. My mother and sister are always the first people I contact on this day, and now I also send notes to several of my female colleagues here at Gartner.”

Cassie Barnett, Sr. Account Executive, LE, GTS


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